Fr. Gregory Kareta, O.F.M. Conv.

Fr. Gregory Kareta, O.F.M. Conv.

1956: Ordained

1957: Unknown

1958-1963: St. Hedwig’s, Detroit, MI

1963- 1964: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hermosa Beach, CA

1964-1965: St. Josephat’s, Milwaukee, WI

1966-1971: Bishop Montgomery High School, Torrance, CA

1971-1978: St. Paul the Apostle, Pismo Beach, CA

1978-1979: Queen of Angels, Riverside, CA

1979-1980: St. Joseph’s, Barstow, CA

1980-1981: Queen of Angels, Riverside, CA

1981-1982: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Riverside, CA

1983: Unknown

1984-1996: St. Paul the Apostle, Coalinga, CA

1996-2002: St. Joseph’s, Avenal, CA

2003: Retired (St. Joseph Cupertine Friary, Arroyo Grande, CA)

2004-2005: Unknown

2006: Died

Notes: Fr. Gregory Kareta was a Conventual Franciscan priest. In approximately 1985, Fr. Kareta allegedly admitted that he sexually abused a child, but the Archdiocese of Los Angeles permitted him to remain in ministry. In 2003, Fr. Kareta was accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy in approximately 1973 to 1974 in the Diocese of Monterey. Fr. Kareta was criminally charged in 2002 after being arrested for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. The criminal charges were dropped in 2003. Fr. Kareta was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

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